Tech Tuesday: Running BobCAD’s CAD-CAM Software In Demo Mode

Posted March 20, 2018 5:03 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

Tech Tuesday is a weekly blog that addresses some of the most common questions and concerns that I hear throughout the previous week from users of BobCAD-CAM software. Both customers and future customers are more than welcome to leave a comment on what they would like to see covered for the following Tech Tuesday. Enjoy!
With BobCAD, take advantage of some amazing new things in our latest software like the Toolpath Editor, which allows you to edit single entities without affecting your other geometry. Want more control over your tool’s entry position? Utilize the new Arc Leads option in BobCAD. Plus, a ton of other features you have got to try! The demo version is a great way to get familiar with the software, allowing you to see how it will affect your workflow and productivity first-hand. Before you get your trial version of the software at the bottom of the article, let’s answer the 3 most common questions people have about the demo license:
Q- Can I try the BobCAD-CAM V30 demo if I have an older version of BobCAD?
A- Yes, BobCAD V30 will install a new program and doesn’t overwrite or update any of the current version(s) of BobCAD software you may currently have.
Q- After I’ve tried the demo, if I decide to purchase a copy, do I uninstall the demo version?
A- No, the demo is the full version of software with restrictions. If you decide to make a purchase of V30, we’ll send you license codes to unlock the full features.
Q- Do I have to be on the internet to demo the software?
A- Yes, an active internet connection is required on the computer that is registering the demo license.
Now, let’s look at how we properly install our demo mode of BobCAD-CAM.
Install & Open BobCAD-CAM
For starters, if you haven’t already downloaded the software, use this link. After the software is downloaded, now it’s time to run the install wizard. Once installed, open the software by double-clicking the BobCAD icon that is automatically placed on your desktop. You could also open the software by choosing BobCAD-CAM V30 from the Start menu

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On startup the Unregistered dialog box will then appear, prompting you with 3 choices:
-Request demo license
-Register automatically via the internet
-Register manually via email

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Request Demo License
You will want to choose the first option, request demo license. With request demo license selected, choose “Next>>”. The next dialog box that appears will be the request demo license window. From here, input the email address you want the demo license sent to.
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Open the Attachment with Registration Wizard
You will get an email with the subject line “Your BobCAD License”. This email has an attachment, which is your demo license file. Save the attached file in a location that is easy to find again. Click Open under step 3 of the Request demo License dialog box, find your license, select it and choose open. The open dialog box will then close, returning you to the requested demo license dialog box. Click Next>>.
Your License Status dialog box now appears and your software is registered for 30 days as a demo. You are now ready to start exploring and using BobCAD-CAM software. If you have trouble installing or for other general questions, contact the BobCAD-CAM Registration Department by phone at (727) 442-3554.
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Note: Demo mode has the following restrictions- Machine communication (DNC< etc.) will not run, only the first 20 lines of any program will be able to post and files you create in demo mode can’t be loaded directly in BobCAD in license mode. Thank you for reading Tech Tuesday again this week, now get your download and let us know if we make the cut.      

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